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Lawyer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for lawyers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of lawyers among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,480
25th Percentile Wage
$73,860
50th Percentile Wage
$116,180
75th Percentile Wage
$174,860
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $174,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $116,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of lawyers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$116,180
0.83% 1.97%
2016
$115,220
1.96% -
2015
$112,960
-2.69% -
2014
$116,000
-2.76% -
2013
$119,200
4.45% -
2012
$113,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $38,310 to $139,950. The highest paying area for lawyers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $139,950. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $129,740). The lowest paying area is Lebanon with a median annual salary of $38,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$139,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$129,740
Newark-Union
$127,710
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$118,570
Pittsburgh
$116,080
Reading
$100,560
York-Hanover
$94,810
Erie
$92,330
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$90,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$85,280
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$79,380
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$79,330
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$78,470
State College
$75,940
Williamsport
$75,450
Johnstown
$71,830
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,880
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,070
Lancaster
$68,640
Altoona
$67,210
Lebanon
$38,310




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